Diversity is recognizing the variety of perspectives and ways of being that include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, ability, disability, thought, culture, religion, sexual orientation, gender, age, and socioeconomic status. The CML defines diversity in line with the Indiana State AA Policy.
Equity is recognizing and removing the underlying practices and policies that obstruct members of the community from succeeding
Inclusion is creating an environment of equal access, belonging, respect, opportunity, and empowerment.
Cunningham Memorial Library acknowledges that historical and divisive biases shape the world. To overcome these biases, it is the role of every individual, professionally and personally, to create a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive society. Therefore, the faculty and staff of Cunningham Memorial Library will hold one another accountable to lead by example in providing an equitable experience for the entire community, and by creating an environment grounded in justice, open inquiry, dialogue, respect, and inclusion.
We acknowledge that this bountiful land that we now occupy is the unceded ancestral land of the Wea People. The Wea People are still here. We work to continually honor this land and its heritage.